WFXJ
Broadcast areaJacksonville metropolitan area
Frequency930 kHz
BrandingFox Sports Radio Jacksonville
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatSports
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
WJBT, WKSL, WQIK-FM, WSOL-FM, WPLA
History
First air date
November 1925 (as WJAX)
Former call signs
  • WJAX (1925–1991)
  • WNZS (1991–2001)
Call sign meaning
"Fox Sports Jacksonville"
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID51973
ClassB
Power5,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
30°17′9.00″N 81°44′52.00″W / 30.2858333°N 81.7477778°W / 30.2858333; -81.7477778
Repeater(s)97.9-2 WKSL-HD2 (Neptune Beach)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (via iHeartRadio)
Websitefsrjax.iheart.com

WFXJ (930 kHz "Fox Sports Radio Jacksonville") is a commercial AM radio station in Jacksonville, Florida. It airs a sports radio format and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. WFXJ is also streamed on the iHeartRadio app.

The station's studios and offices are located on Central Parkway in Jacksonville's Southside neighborhood. The transmitter is off Hyde Grove Avenue on Jacksonsonville's Westside.[2] WFXJ transmits with 5,000 watts around the clock. By day it uses a non-directional antenna, but at night, to protect other stations on AM 930, it switches to a directional signal aimed toward the east.

History

WFXJ is the oldest radio station in Jacksonville. It signed on the air in November 1925 as WJAX.[3] During the 1930s, WJAX broadcast on 900 kHz at 1,000 watts. While most radio stations of its day were owned by department stores or newspapers, WJAX was owned by the City of Jacksonville. WJAX was an NBC Red Network affiliate. In 1941, with the enactment of the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement (NARBA) WJAX moved to 930 kHz. It also got a boost to 5,000 watts.

Logo as "SportsRadio 930"

In the 1990s, the station was carrying a talk radio format, owned by Florida businessman Bud Paxson. It used the call sign WNZS (standing for "News") and carried world and national news from the NBC Radio Network.[4] But as sports radio stations were gaining popularity around the country, WNZS switched to an all-sports format. Clear Channel Communications (original name of today's iHeartMedia) acquired WNZS in the late 1990s. Because Clear Channel has a financial interest in Fox Sports Radio, the station became a Fox Sports Radio affiliate. On March 16, 2001, the call letters were switched to WFXJ to reflect its affiliation.

In July 2015, WFXJ hired Seth Harp as its new Director of Programming and afternoon drive time host.

On September 5, 2018, WFXJ rebranded as "930 The Game".[5]

On March 15, 2019, WFXJ began simulcasting on FM translator W247CF, and rebranded as "97.3 The Game".[6] The FM translator switched to a Regional Mexican format in May 2020, leaving sports programming only on AM 930.[7] Without the FM translator, WFXJ returned to the branding "930 The Game".

On January 22, 2021, WFXJ ended its sports format, flipping to urban gospel music as "Hallelujah 930".[8] Just six months later, on July 26, 2021, WFXJ flipped to Spanish news/talk, branded as "Acción 97.3" (simulcast once again on translator W247CF).[9]

On February 16, 2024, WFXJ returned to airing Fox Sports Radio programming.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WFXJ". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WFXJ-AM
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1935 page 28.
  4. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1995 page B-89
  5. ^ WFXJ Rebrands as 930 The Game Radioinsight - September 5, 2018
  6. ^ The Game Comes to FM in Jacksonville Radioinsight - March 15, 2019
  7. ^ InsideRadio.com "iHeart Jacksonville Launches Regional Mexican on 97.3" May 5, 2020
  8. ^ Hallelujah! Game Over in Jacksonville
  9. ^ iHeartMedia Expands Acción To Jacksonville & Tampa Radioinsight - July 26, 2021
  10. ^ Venta, Lance (February 16, 2024). "Less Acción; More Fox Sports Action In Jacksonville & Orlando". RadioInsight. Retrieved February 16, 2024.